Filip Twardzik

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Filip Twardzik
Filip Twardzik 2010.jpg
Twardzik playing for Celtic in 2010
Personal information
Full name Filip Twardzik[1]
Date of birth (1993-02-10) 10 February 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Třinec, Czech Republic
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
Sachsen Leipzig
0000–2009 Hertha BSC
2009–2011 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Celtic 5 (0)
2015–2016 Bolton Wanderers 5 (1)
National team
2009–2010 Czech Republic U17 14 (5)
2011–2013 Czech Republic U19 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:44, 27 December 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2013

Filip Twardzik (born 10 February 1993)[2] is a Czech footballer who plays as a central midfielder but is currently a free agent after Bolton Wanderers terminated his contract by mutual consent on 1 August 2016.

Club career[edit]

Celtic[edit]

Twardzik and twin brother Patrik started off their careers with Sachsen Leipzig before being signed by Hertha Berlin.[3] On 1 February 2009, they were both signed by Celtic, a week before their 16th birthday.[4] Filip and Patrik both suspended their education when they moved to Celtic. Their mother also moved to Scotland to help them adjust to their new life.[3]

Twardzik made his first-team debut for Celtic on 8 January 2012, coming on as a 70th minutes substitute in a Scottish Cup win against Peterhead.[5] He made his second appearance in the next round of the Scottish Cup against Inverness. Coming on as a late substitute in the 93rd minute.[6] His league debut came on 7 April in a 6–0 against victory Kilmarnock, he came on shortly after the start of the second half and assisted the fifth goal with a clever back-heel.[7][8]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

On 2 February 2015, Twardzik re-joined his former Celtic manager Neil Lennon at Championship side Bolton Wanderers. He signed a two-year contract at the Macron Stadium and went on to score on his debut in a 4–1 defeat for Wanderers at Derby County.[9]

International career[edit]

Twardzik played three times in the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. He played 14 times in total for Czech Republic U17s scoring five goals.[10] He made his competitive debut for Czech Republic U19s on 21 May 2011, in a 1–0 victory over the Netherlands.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Twardzik was born in the Czech Republic but raised and educated in Germany as his father played football there.

His twin brother Patrik, a forward, also played for Celtic. His older brother, Dan, plays for Motherwell FC as a goalkeeper. His father, René, was also a goalkeeper and played for Sachsen Leipzig.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Retained list: 2015/16" (PDF). English Football League. p. 7. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Filip Twardzik career stats". UEFA. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Czech siblings Filip & Patrik Twardzik hoping to emulate McStay brothers at Celtic". Daily Record. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Czech twins lured". Scotsman. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Peterhead 0–3 Celtic". BBC Sport. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Celtic Match facts". theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Scottish Premier League – Live". BBC Sport. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "How Celtic won the title". STV. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Derby County 4 - 1 Bolton Wanderers BBC Sport, 7 February 2015
  10. ^ Filip Twardzik at FACR (Czech)

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